Judge Christopher WHITTEN


Judge Christopher WHITTEN Current Assignment: Tax Presiding Judge/Civil
Assignment History:
Department:
Presiding Tax Court/Civil
Year:
6/2014
Location:
Phoenix
Department:
Family Court
Year:
6/2011
Location:
Phoenix
Department:
Criminal
Year:
6/2008
Location:
Phoenix
Department:
Civil
Year:
10/2006
Location:
Phoenix
Work History:
2006 - Present:  Judge, Superior Court in Maricopa County 
1999 - 2006:  Private Practice Attorney, Whitten Berry, P.L.L.C., Phoenix 
1996 - 1999:  Private Practice Attorney, Holloway, Odegard & Sweeney law firm, Phoenix 
1993 - 1996:  Deputy County Attorney, Maricopa County Attorney's Office, Phoenix 
1991 - 1993:  Law Clerk, Hon. John L. Claborne, Arizona Court of Appeals 
Education:
  • Juris Doctorate, 1991, University of San Diego
  • Bachelor of Science Degree, Business Marketing, 1988, University of Arizona
Committees/Associations:
  • State Bar of Arizona
  • State Bar of California
  • Adjunct Law Professor (LSU, USD, Emory, Arizona Summit)
  • Chair, National Judicial College (2019-)
  • Board of Directors, American Board of Trial Advocates, Phoenix (2018-)
  • National Institute for Trial Advocacy, Hon. Robert E. Keeton Award (2017)
  • Faculty, trial advocacy trainings throughout the United States and in Mexico, Ireland, Myanmar (Burma), Egypt, Guam, Saipan and Japan
  • Board of Directors, Foundation for Blind Children (2008-2017)
  • Chair, ABA National Conference of State Trial Judges (2015)
  • Board of Directors, Arizona School for the Arts (2009-2013)
  • Board of Directors, Recreational Association of Madison Meadows and Simis(2005-2009)
  • President, St. Thomas More Society (1996)

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